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The Lost Horizons News

Mid-Edition Update for May 25, 2020

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Featured In This Update:

"Lockdown" Liberty, And Its Larger Message

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On The "Chinese Virus" Spin Machine

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Other Voices: 'Trump Derangement v. Trump Enablement'

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Illuminating Anniversaries for this week

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"The preservation of a free government requires, not merely that the metes and bounds which separate each department of power be invariably maintained, but more especially that neither of them be suffered to overleap the great barrier which defends the rights of the people. The rulers who are guilty of such encroachment exceed the commission from which they derive their authority, and are TYRANTS. The people who submit to it are governed by laws made neither by themselves nor by an authority derived from them and are slaves….."

-James Madison

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Hey, People!! Start making plans (and get your RSVPs in) for the 13th (and perhaps last) Declaration Day Party, July 4, 2020!!

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And, HEY, II! Please don't just read what I post here (or anywhere), and nod your head sagely or approvingly and then move on to other things. I don't post in order to affirm your sense of things. I post in order to equip you with perspectives and arguments with which to educate others, and in the expectation that you will forward my posts to other people (or direct them to those posts). PLEASE do those things.

We won't win by YOU knowing what I present. We will win by LOTS OF OTHERS knowing what I present.

"Lockdown" Liberty, And Its Larger Message

The last time this page was published I celebrated a handful of heroes who defied "lockdown" usurpations on the basis of principle alone. Now, with a little effort on YOUR part, that defiance should become a tidal wave sweeping away misconceptions about how power is distributed and authorized in what people need to remember is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.

FRIENDS, ON THURSDAY, MAY 21, I sent you the rock-solid legal answer to every one of Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer's outrageous usurpations. This material plainly demonstrates the illegality of Whitmer's decrees and empowers every single person in Michigan to immediately resume life as usual (which is to say, under his or her own control).

I have now added a "Lockdown" Liberty Key for Texas, as well, to the same post at the link above.

This material is indisputable on its face and as simple as 2 + 2= 4 (and in any event, as Jefferson reminded us, "A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate"). No one need wait for a court to tell them it's ok to act on it.

THESE LIBERATION MECHANISMS should be already being trumpeted from every rooftop in Michigan (and now Texas, too) RIGHT NOW so the emotional momentum of the people-- most of whom have been being successfully-conditioned toward quiescence for two months now-- can shift from mumbling, "Oh, okay, I guess I have to... You're the Governor, after all" to shouting, "No! Hell no! I see now that you don't have and have never had the authority to make me helplessly watch my business wither away! Out of my way!!"

They should also be trumpeted from every rooftop across America, for the same reasons, adjusted for local particulars. What is laid out in my simple formulations for Michigan and Texas, from each state's fundamental law, is also true in every other state, and under the terms and principles informing the United States Constitution, as well.

Indeed, it had been my expectation, when first posting the core material of these keys as part of an article more than a month ago (in the Newsletter edition of April 20 , 2020), that readers in each state would quickly apply the information to their home state Constitution and produce keys themselves, putting a quick end to the massive harm being done by the C19 delusion.

I was disappointed in that expectation. But having now done the practical work of using that material to produce simple syllogistic presentation for my home state, and now for Texas, as well (and having shown by those examples what everyone else can and should be devising by a drill-down into their own home state Constitutions), I have another hope on the table-- that you all will spring into action putting these keys and the core information behind them, now consolidated here, on every screen in Michigan, Texas and elsewhere.

TIME IS VERY MUCH OF THE ESSENCE here. The "emergency powers" by which economic health, property rights, other liberties, and the rule of law itself have been eroded in America over the last several months have been mere pretenses, and always illegal. These facts are made crystal-clear in this little one-page key.

If these facts become broadly understood quickly enough, a sea-change in behavior will erupt, with a hugely virtuous impact on the ongoing relationship between citizen and state in every matter of law. The people will, by this example and the process unleashed by this cure, be reminded of their sovereignty.

On the other hand... take too long in trying to make that sea-change happen and people will have resigned themselves to the new normal and become acclimated to it. There will be no going back. We'll just end up with another permanent ratchet-up of government power and the hobgoblin-floggers will have won the battle, even though at some point things return to a semblance of "normal"-- by government permission.

PLEASE!! DO THAT TRUMPETING!! If you've got an email list, blast this URL: https://losthorizons.com/THS.htm#16 to EVERYONE on it (with an introduction explaining why they absolutely must click on the link and read the material). If you've got a blog or other media presence do it there, too.

Tweet, post, whatever. If you're in a legislature or the media, share all of this with all your colleagues. Tell everyone to whom you direct it to re-amplify and spread it themselves, and repeat and don't stop until every America has it on his or her screen. Every place (and manner) in which the "lockdown" is manifest today should be filled with free Americans (and be swept away) by the end of the week.

Seriously, my friends. Opportunities like this one to really drive a lesson home both to arrogant government officials and to the people of whom they take advantage are very rare. USE THIS ONE ROBUSTLY, which means right now and right hard.

Edward R. Murrow famously observed that, "A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves".

Let me add this: A nation of sloths will produce a nation of sheep.

Let it not be so.

"A free people claim their rights as derived from the laws of nature, and not as the gift of their chief magistrate"

-Thomas Jefferson

"It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error."

-United States Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson

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On The "Chinese Virus" Spin-Machine

Don't get fooled again.

OVER THE PAST MONTH OR MORE there has been a concerted effort in certain circles to persuade or habituate as many as possible into labeling C19 as "the Chinese Virus" or some variation on that theme. I urge everyone to strenuously resist and vigorously push back against that effort.

The object of the effort is two-fold. One purpose is to capitalize on the opportunity to fan-up a bit of swamp-creature-serving enmity against China.

The military-industrial-commercial-congressional complex has long been plumping for widespread popular perception of China as a foe of America in both an economic sense and a military one. Crony-capitalists want to benefit by the imposition of tariffs and other hindrances on American consumers being free to buy Chinese goods which are less expensive than the ones they are peddling. The arms-makers and their military co-beneficiaries want to generate and maintain a sense of threat in order to keep the dollars and influence flowing into their pockets.

BUT THE MUCH MORE SERIOUS OBJECT of the "China virus" spin is deflection, whereby the people who have actually and demonstrably harmed you-- American politicians and "experts"-- are trying to have your righteous anger at them redirected toward China (though anyone else would do for these perps).

These folks want you to forget that there was no Chinese agent who popped up and ordered you to shutter your business and walk away while it crumbled away-- instead, it was American politicians and "experts" who did this. They want you to lose sight of the fact that no Chinese mandarin threatened you with punishment if you left your house for any purpose he or she deemed "non-essential" over the last nine weeks. Instead, it was American politicians and "experts" who did this to you.

NO CHINESE FACES filled your screen 24/7 fanning your panic and that of your neighbors. No Chinese "experts" stood before a podium in Washington or in any statehouse lying to you about fatality expectations, or about the unavailability or insufficiency of a treatment, or about the supposedly-indispensible virtues of "social distancing", or masks, or testing, or "contact tracing" surveillance, or vaccines.

But it is hoped that by getting you to think of C19 as "the Chinese Virus", you will forget who DID do those things.

The folks who DID (and continue to do) those evil and Constitution-violating things very much want to get out of your properly-aimed crosshairs. They want us to all be persuaded to "move on" and "not look back" on their offenses.

They hope to manage this by turning your anger elsewhere, and against what is even more an "other" to the rest of us than they are themselves.

This is the oldest and sleaziest political trick in the books. Don't let it work.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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CURRENT CONTENTS OF THE HYSTERIA SUPPLEMENT

A Collection Of Facts To Help With Clear-Thinking About Anxieties And Policy Choices

An Entertaining Lesson In Proper Analysis Of Scare Stats

A Rebuttal Of Discouraging Responses To The Emergence Of A Cure For Covid-19

Another Well-Taken Analysis And Debunk Of Scare Stat Fallacies

Draft Legislation For Compelling Hysterical (Or "Crisis"-Exploiting) Political Units To Stand Down

It's Time To Post A Reward For Information Leading To...

Hydroxychloroquine And Azithromycin Are Again Proven To Cure Covid-19-- This Crisis Is, And Must Be, OVER!

So, How Many Michiganders Have Died Thanks To Gretchen Whitmer's Worship Of Centralized Bureaucratic Authority?

Productive Economies Are Not Factories That Can Be Stopped And Then Simply Restarted

As The Panic-Mongering Collapses, Watch For A New Scam

The Very Dangerous Pathologies Of Continued "Sheltering In Place"

Michigan Rallies To Oppose C19 Edicts While The Data Debunk The Government's Pretexts

Actual C19 Fatality Rates By State

Some Observations Regarding Any Government's Alleged "Emergency Powers"

The Ongoing Effort To Leverage Months of Conditioning Into Residual Despotism With Bogus Fatality Figures

The Michigan And Texas "Lockdown" Liberty Keys

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Remember 'War Games'?

THIS VIDEO PROJECTS THE PROGRESS of a nuclear exchange between Russia and the United States. It's frightening, as it should be, as well as sobering and instructive. My only criticisms are, first of all, that it fails to account for the imbalance that will now be present in any such exchange due to the new Russian hypersonic weapons.

Secondly, the video fails to account for China's contribution to the exchange against the US, which is a virtual certainty. China knows that if Russia goes, and the US survives, it goes soon after. So, that will not be allowed to happen.

See important related comments here.

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The Entire Legal And Practical Truth About The Income Tax In Three Short Sentences

Focus on these simple points and you can teach anyone the truth about the tax.

1. The income tax is an excise.

2. Excise taxes are taxes on the gainful exercise of privileges.

3. You probably didn't earn your money by exercising any taxable privilege (or earned very little that way).

Inarguable (and nowhere disputed) proof of the first two statements above can be found concisely spelled-out in this little 7-page document. Whether the third is true for any particular person can be determined by consulting this guide to understanding "income-taxable privilege".

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Daft And Despicable Deniers

What the hell is wrong with these people?!

CAN YOU EVEN IMAGINE how abysmally stupid someone would have to be to continue to doubt or deny that CtC has revealed the actual, complete and insurmountable truth about the income tax in light of the overwhelming mountain of historical, legal, practical and logical evidence to the contrary? (Not to mention the outright lies and even ludicrous hoaxes the executive and some corrupt members of the judiciary have been caught at in desperate efforts to conceal the truth...)

Plainly any such denier must either be abysmally stupid or be an abysmally corrupt government official or other person who sees him or herself as benefitting from the lies about the tax by which America has suffered for 75 years now. Isn't this true?

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"A slave is one who waits for someone to come and free him."

-Ezra Pound

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Did you know…

…The US may be the only country in the world where people working in the non-federal private sector must commit perjury in order to owe and pay ‘God’s things to Caesar’?

If you work in the private sector, stop falsely swearing that your private-sector earnings are federal “income”1. Perjury is a crime. Exercise the law’s provision for protecting your private-sector earnings from the 154-year-old2 indirect excise known as the federal income tax. Rebut fraudulent allegations made by your payers regarding the legal nature of your work and the earnings derived therefrom, so that you pay only your fair share. Join the hundreds of thousands of honest, law-abiding Americans who have been doing so for more than a decade. Learn how for free at losthorizons.com.

1--“We must reject… …the broad contention submitted in behalf of the government that all receipts—everything that comes in—are income…”.

United States Supreme Court, So. Pacific v. Lowe, 247 U.S. 330, (1918)

2—The income tax in the United States was first instituted into law on July 1, 1862, during Lincoln’s presidency under the excise laws of the United States. The preamble to the 1939 Internal Revenue Code traces its roots to this original income tax law.

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Other Voices:

Important guest observations and commentary with an important afterword by Yours Truly

 

Trump Derangement v. Trump Enablement

by Donald Jeffries

As the world continues its draconian slide through the plandemic psyop, our country has divided itself firmly into two misguided camps. As has been the case since the election of Donald Trump, that division is centered around his impossibly cartoonish personality.

Those who suffer from the very real Trump Derangement Syndrome disorder have taken the side of the virus, clinging to it like desperate leeches. They are emotionally invested in the virus, and in the medical and scientific “experts” who promote its dangers, and advocate more authoritarian means to combat it.

Meanwhile, the Trump faithful who remain loyal to him in spite of all the evidence that he is in fact just another neocon Republican, have contracted their own disorder, Trump Enablement Syndrome. This group, while largely demanding that the country open up again, bends with every Trumpian flip-flop. They cheer when Trump quips that we can “beat” the virus without a vaccine, and turn a deaf ear when he announces the military will be administering it.

Only in the conspiracy world I inhabit can one find independent alternative views. Every politician in both “competing” parties is waiting breathlessly for a vaccine to defeat this horrific plague. They conveniently forget that the flu has not been eradicated by a vaccine. They are also shockingly ignorant of the well documented negative effects from vaccines. Instead, they are listening to the Godfather of this plandemic, noted nondoctor and nonscientist, eugenicist Bill Gates.

Gates and his equally unqualified wife Melinda have really been increasing the pro- vaccine rhetoric lately. They advocate continuing this disastrous lock down until everyone has been safely vaccinated. Along with the Beetlejuice-looking Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, whose arrogant pronouncements seem like self-satire, the transsexual Secretary of Health in Pennsylvania, Los Angeles’s “health” director, who looks like she belongs on the set of The Walking Dead, and the obese health ministers of Belgium, Alberta, and Quebec, it’s difficult to take their advice seriously. Or to keep a straight face.

It should be obvious to all, now that they are front and center in running this world- wide psyop, just how horrific our leaders are. At every level. Look at Lightfoot- a laughably unimpressive mayor of a big city, who memorably got her own hair cut while forbidding her underlings to do so. Drunk with power, she told Chicagoans that “we will shut you down,” while leading CDC official Dr. Carol Baker, who naturally is white herself, bluntly declared, “we’ll just get rid of all Whites in the United States.” The good doctor didn’t explain what white people have to do with the present crisis, or with her own job description.

Most of these odious figures, the vast majority of them public servants, with many elected by the populace, remained safely in the background prior to the introduction of the COVID-19 show. Now that they have to make decisions, and weigh in regularly with the press and the public, their mind-boggling incompetence and long learned sense of entitlement is being exposed. Not that most of the public seems to care, mind you. Lightfoot and other cretinous “representatives” will unquestionably be returned to office in the next election.

Think about the questions no one is asking. The most obvious one being; why are all these businesses being forced to close, with their owners at risk of legal punishment, while corporate giants like Walmart and Home Depot have been allowed to remain open the entire time? What is the point of installing a plexiglass shield between customers and cashiers, if the cashier is touching all of the items being purchased? Why put a plastic cover on the credit card keypad, when everyone is touching the same cover?

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...and then proceed to the afterword below...

 

Afterword

JEFFRIES' SNARKY OFFERING HERE is entertaining, and he does some good, common-sense skewering of "crisis"-management (and "crisis"-manager) quirks. But my chief reason for posting this article was the opportunity it offers for emphasizing a wisdom to which I point-- one way or another-- as often as I can: Put not your faith in Princes.

One of the most disturbing pathologies of the last three months has been the "faith placed in princes"-- here practicing their craft under the labels of politicians and "experts"-- by apathetic and obsequious Americans. Summarized, we have had Anthony Fauci or someone like him issue pronouncements manifestly grounded in faulty data and faulty analysis (or at least, data and analysis which most Americans never studied and confirmed for themselves), political hacks in statehouses declare authority to issue edicts (an authority never questioned or challenged by most Americans), and most Americans then quietly kissing their businesses, jobs, liberties, the rule of law and Western Civilization itself goodbye and placed themselves under house arrest.

As the affair has played out it has become more and more obvious that not only was C19 never a modern version of the Black Death, but it isn't even up to the hazard level of a typical mild influenza season. But that's just the nasty icing on this foul cake.

The surrender of the American people to 2020's hobgoblin floggers is the real disease and the real crisis of the day. The increasingly-obvious insignificance of C19 as a medical threat just underscores the extreme significance of that real disease and real crisis.

FRIENDS, NO POLITICIAN is a White Knight who selflessly looks out for your interests. All politicians who achieve high office do so simply by being able to sell you the illusion that they are such selfless White Knights.

You have to look out for your own self-interest, bringing grown-up skepticism to the table and doing your own analysis of the data, an analysis in which a recognition of self-serving "official" agendas is always in the forefront of your mind. Officials and "experts" don't work for you. They work for themselves, success at which involves convincing you otherwise.

Let me give you a very pointed example of why no politician or "expert" should be trusted with control over your decisions and your well-being or that of those dependent on you:

Neil Ferguson is the Imperial College, London, epidemiologist on whose predictions and computer models were adopted and relied upon for justification by Tony Fauci and Donald Trump and everyone else in the command-and-control-you infrastructure. Ferguson predicted 2,200,000 dead in America and 500,000 dead in Britain from C19 if his mitigation policy prescriptions were not followed.

However...

At the time Ferguson made those predictions and they were bought into (or seized upon) by those who then presumed to take control of your movements, purchases, assembly, access to healthcare, etc., his record included predicting:

  • 50,000 dead from "Mad Cow Disease" in Britain in 2002. Fewer than 200 have actually died;

  • 200,000,000 dead worldwide from H5N1 in 2005. So far, it is merely a suspected factor in 455 deaths;

  • 65,000 dead in the UK alone from swine flu, and millions globally, in 2009. The actual death toll in the UK to date is 457, with 18,449 WHO "confirmed" fatalities worldwide.

It was this guy, with this vaudevillian record whose warnings were seized upon as justification for destroying your business, and generating a panic by virtue of which an effort will be made to compel you to install a tracking app on your phone (and punish you for not having it with you and active at all times) and injecting you with a vaccine likely accompanied by a digital ID implant by the sole virtue of which you will be allowed to go out in public, get on an airplane, train or bus, operate a business (including a school or a church), and so on.

Further, it was this guy whose record of abject failures in predicting anything (and who was recently caught ignoring his own "social distancing" recommendations) you were never told about, by Donald Trump or Anthony Fauci or anyone else.

Those people aren't your friends and they aren't your servants. They are your competitors, if not your predators.

AMERICA MUST GROW UP, and that means ending reliance on the good-will and competence of public officials. They have neither. That external, delusional "White Knight" reliance must be replaced with self-reliance, and the downsizing of the state.

We need to shrink the state from today's perception-controlling and society-dominating Leviathan-size back down to Constitutionally-intended size, a dimension which can be derived from looking at the size at which we maintained all our American governments, combined-- federal, state and local-- for about our first 140 years. That responsive and safe governmental size was so lean as to consume less than 10% of GDP on average-- and yet Americans during that time became the most prosperous society in the history of the world, while America remained a real Land of the Free.

Can you imagine what a difference it would make today to shrink Washington down to less than a fifth of its current size and influence? And to shrink the state governments down by 50% or so?

Well, don't just close your eyes and dreamily smile at the thought. Get up and make it happen.

Spread the knowledge you already have about the true nature of the income tax. The simplest way to do this is to share this little document with everyone you can, in every way that you can.

 

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A New Policy

I HAVE DONE MY BEST to lead this country to liberty from the mis-applied income tax. I have labored hard. I've shed a lot of sweat, a fair bit of blood and more than a few tears. But I seem to be pretty poor at that kind of work.

When I have asked all of you for what I firmly believe is a necessary resource to move the ball downfield and give all of us the best chance at justice and an end to the assault on the rule of law-- simple testimonial videos requiring nothing from any of you but the phone in your pocket and three minutes of speaking from the heart-- I have had only a handful of people answer my call.

I CAN'T KEEP GOING THIS WAY. I have to be able to turn my attention away from writing new persuasive or skepticism-addressing articles week after week, and toward research, analysis and educational presentations that will benefit everyone already in this community. I need time to do some suing, and to bring together the resources and talent toward that end.

As said, it is my firm belief that your testimonial videos are the resource that I need to make big things happen, and they are unquestionably the thing I need to allow me to turn my attention away from trying to get horses to drink at the waterhole to which I have led them. Your words, in your great numbers and all in your own different ways, will do that better than anything I write possibly could.

And yet, you are not providing them. This, despite my having been asking you for them for many years now.

Therefore, with enormous reluctance, I am making portions of this website restricted access only. People have been urging me to do this for years now, telling me I should impose a charge to access my work-product, so as to enable me to keep producing.

I have never been inclined to charge fees for access. I ask for donations, and will continue to do that, and if they do not come, then I will conclude that my work is of no value to anyone, and I will close shop.

But I now WILL charge a special something for access to some key portions of that work.

Opening selected pages on losthorizons.com comprising higher level legal resources now requires the submission of qualifying testimonial videos, as discussed, described and demonstrated here. The videos must be accompanied by scans of a recent educated filing along with responsive documents from the IRS, whether in the form of a check, a notice identifying and reflecting the filed return, or "return" and "account" transcripts for the year for which the return was filed. Names must be shown in full.

Similarly, if an email comes my way asking for guidance or assistance, I had better already have your video posted.

I HATE TO PLAY IT THIS WAY. But I want to win.

I'll tell you a story from when I was coaching my kids in soccer. Both of my kids at a certain age in their careers had run into a wall common to all but the very exceptional. They had gotten to be pretty good, and they wanted to enjoy the benefits of their hard work. But the arrival of this interest coincided with a new self-consciousness which made them reluctant to risk failing and looking foolish. So, they were hanging back from seizing the main chance when it appeared, and driving for the goal.

My solution was to post on the wall of our dining room a couple of simple points about self-discipline, the chief of which is this: You can't score a goal if you don't take a shot.

That's how it is here, too. If you don't stand up, you are laying down, and you'll never score that goal.

Here is what my kids live by now, in their own version of that lesson. I hear it from them all the time as they excel (accompanied by the sound of a father's breast swelling with pride): Go hard, or go home.

You, too. Go hard, or go home. Send those videos.

Do I ask for a lot? I want your victories to post, your financial support, your efforts at spreading the word, and your beautiful faces and inspiring words, too. It IS a lot.

But it's not too much. I'll let Thomas Paine explain:

"Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply, we esteem too lightly. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods; and it would be strange indeed, if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”

Fear nothing but God.

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What Makes YOU A Warrior For The Truth?

We each have our reasons, and our story. It's time, and it's needed, for you to share yours with the world.

P.S. READ EVERYTHING THAT FOLLOWS, CAREFULLY AND THOROUGHLY!!

 

"The day we see truth and do not speak is the day we begin to die."

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

What does it for you?

Is it simply because no moral and upstanding person has any choice when it comes to telling the truth over his or her signature, whether on tax forms or anywhere else?

Is it recognition of the critical importance of the rule of law, and the knowledge that if everybody leaves its caretaking to someone else, it will soon be lost to us completely?

Is it the money?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your own rights as a human being, who is not and cannot be not involuntarily subordinated to others?

Maybe it's just simple respect for your general civic responsibility to be the grown-up and enforce frugality and restraint on a big, powerful creature of our own devising which otherwise is like a badly-raised teenage boy given whiskey and car keys and let loose on the road to wreak havoc?

Or is it, perhaps, a more acute anxiety that if our bonfire of a state isn't damped, and quickly, it'll soon burn down the house around us all?

What IS it that firms up your jaw and stiffens your resolve?

It's time to take off the bushel and share your light!

I would like you to think about what it is that motivates you for a few moments (or all day, if you like), and then send me your thoughts. I want to put YOUR reasons to work inspiring folks who don't yet understand what this is all about.

In this day and age, the most effective way for you to share your thinking for the benefit of others is to video-record yourself talking about how you feel, and explaining what inspires and motivates YOU.

All you need is a webcam or cell-phone equipped with a camera. If you don't have, or know how to use, one of these, have a friend help. (And if you use a cell-phone, please have the orientation horizontal, not vertical-- that is, so that the screen of the phone on which you are watching yourself while taping looks like a TV or movie screen.)

If needed, write a little script for yourself. Better, though, to just speak extemporaneously, after spending a little time sorting out your thoughts and getting down into your heart. Perhaps make it a video of someone in your family, or a close friend, interviewing you.

Dress "business casual". Be well-groomed.

Keep yourself to no more than 2 or 3 minutes, and keep in mind that the purpose is not to educate, but to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE. Your video will be one of many to be shared. If you need to go longer to really say your piece, go for it (but long or short I may edit if something strikes me as wandering or off-key or unacceptable).

You needn't feel any obligation to be profound, and you shouldn't try to explain anything about the law, other than to say that you have read it and you know it's on your side. You just need to be sincere, and uplifting. Your object is to make your audience want to have what you have, and to be where you are in your heart.

Don't talk to ME, or to others in the CtC-educated community. Make remarks that are suited to the NON-CtC-educated community, and at the same time, be mindful that you're speaking to an audience that doesn't yet know ANYTHING about the subject, and whose first reaction is, "This must be illegal; this must be dangerous; this is too good to be true." You want to pull that audience right past such things, and straight to a focus on truth, morality, and our American heritage of liberty and the rule of law.

Remember: INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE, ENERGIZE.

Speak about rights. Speak about morality, and the obligation of a grown-up and responsible person to speak the truth and to enforce the Constitution. Speak about everyone's duty to give to God what is God's, always, and to Caesar only what is really Caesar's. Speak of your obligation to respect yourself, and to look out for the current and future well-being of your children and your fellow citizens. Speak of CtC, and what its information has done for your understanding and resolve. Show the book.

If you have had victories, describe them. Better still, show them, if possible.

Be clear about just what you accomplished: EVERYTHING back-- Social Security, Medicare and all; a "notice of deficiency" closing notice; an on-paper agreement or acknowledgment that your earnings weren't subject to the tax and everything withheld or paid-in was an "overpayment"; a transcript showing all $0s; or whatever happened.

When you speak of state victories, name the state. If you had to overcome balkiness from a tax agency before winning any victory, describe that, too!

If you're in a battle now, speak of your resolve to uphold the law, come what may-- why you're not discouraged, and why you are not standing down, not slinking back into the barn, and not choosing to endorse the lies. Don't get into details-- your audience is going to have no idea what a "LTR3176" is, and you will NOT be capable of explaining it adequately. This is an subject area concerning which you should speak from the heart, not the head.

If you haven't yet begun to act, share the reasons for your decision to do so, and your plans.

Remember, your purpose is to INSPIRE, ENCOURAGE and ENERGIZE.

Watch your own video after you record it and ask yourself: Putting yourself in the place of someone completely immersed in "the matrix"-- oblivious to any notions that you might have been a victim of an "ignorance tax", and comfortable with the status quo-- would the video you just made encourage you to push aside your comforting illusions and learn the liberating truth? If not, try again.

Identify yourself. Anonymity is for criminals and self-doubters, not CtC warriors. Naming yourself is a requirement, and your name will appear as a subtitle on the video when I prepare it for posting, in any event.

Mention what you do for a living, whether you're a doctor, homemaker, lawyer, trucker, IT guy or gal, retiree or student. Help people understand that the company of grown-up activist Americans they are being invited to join cuts across all demographics and all interests-- with the common denominator being respect for the law and love of the principles on which this great country was founded.

This is your chance to get a LOT accomplished.

We've all had frustrating occasions of trying to explain all this to a friend, neighbor, family member or co-worker, only to pile up against the wall of a mind not yet ready to listen and learn. Here is your chance to address a self-selected audience of folks who have themselves decided that it's time for them to begin paying attention, and have clicked on your testimonial for exactly that reason.

Further, think about this: You want judges, bureaucrats, CPAs, lawyers, the HR people where you work, your pastors, your neighbors and everyone else to acknowledge the truth about the tax openly and straightforwardly. How and why would these folks do this if YOU won't?

You want these folks to learn the truth. Why would they even recognize that there is a truth to be learned if you won't attest to having learned it yourself? You've got to stand up, face forward and chin up and tell these folks that you have studied and checked and verified and seen the evidence and seen the government evasions and you know that the tax is not the capitation that the beneficiary government wants everyone to think it is but a benign, strictly limited thing, and that they need to study and learn that, too.

Again, if you have victories to show, that's nice, and powerful, too. But you don't have to have victories to display in order to declare your knowledge of what the law says. I've never flown around the world, but I've seen the evidence and considered the arguments, and I'm not hesitant to declare it a sphere...

Even those of you who haven't yet studied CtC have surely read this short document, and have verified everything in it for yourself. You should therefore be declaring its veracity and its message, loud and proud. Again, if you won't say it, how can you hope that others will ever even bother to look at the facts?

Be the change you want to see in the world, or there won't be any change.

So, please make and send those videos right away! You can share them with me via a cloud-based drive space like DropBox, OneDrive.Live.com or GoogleDrive (if you do GoogleDrive you MUST give access permission to stategroups@losthorizons.com), or mail DVDs to me at 232 Oriole St., Commerce Twp., Michigan 48382, or even email to me if each file is no more than 20 megs (and you can break a video up if need be-- I can reassemble them). Render as .mpg or mp4, if possible; if not, send them how you have them and I'll make them work.

BTW: An encouraging and inspiring video will earn you access to the restricted pages on losthorizons.com and membership in the National Forum if you have also sent me a recent educated federal filing and IRS response (or relevant "return" or "account" transcript). I will be the judge of whether your submissions qualify for access, but if you do your best you should do fine.

Remember, the restoration of institutional respect for individual rights and the rule of law depends on enough individuals insisting upon it. Do your part to let those starting to rub the sleep from their eyes know that there is a community already waiting for their fellowship with open arms and open hearts and shining spirits.

See how some of your fellow warriors for the truth have done their parts in videos sent over the years, many of which are posted here.

"It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."

-Samuel Adams

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Was Grandpa Really A Moron?

Critical Inquiries for a New American Century

Bob’s Bicycles

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Getting Free Of The "Income" Tax Scheme Is As Easy As Falling Off A Bike

To get an idea of how today's "income" tax scheme works, try this little exercise:

Think of the federal government as a guy named Bob, who lives down the street from you in a town that is really big on bicycles. Bikes get used for commuting, deliveries, shopping, etc.. In fact, other than walking, bicycles are the exclusive form of transportation in your town.

Your neighbor Bob has a by-the-mile bicycle-renting business-- "Bob's Bicycles". Bob's Bicycles is far and away the biggest business in town.

Part of Bob’s success is because he does a lot of contract business. However, Bob doesn't just get paid by riders who have signed an agreement with him, or even just those using Bob's bikes. Bob gets something every time anybody in town does any riding at all, through an odd combination of circumstances that took many years to come together.

Here's how it happened...

Bob's Bicycles was launched long ago by the great grandfather of the present Bob (Bob IV). Great Grandpa Bob started out not only with a main location for his contract business-- he also had the bright idea of setting up spots around town where he parked some of his bikes for use by the more occasional rider, on an "honor system". Anyone could take and use one of these bikes, but they were expected to keep track of their mileage, and send Bob a "1040 Mileage Ridden/Rent Due Form" (and the appropriate rent), periodically. The initial design of the form was like this:

I, ______________, rode a Bob's Bicycle a total of _____ miles this year.

At Bob's rental rate of $.15 per mile, I owe Bob $______

I said that Great Grandpa Bob planned to deal with these occasional riders on the "honor system", and that's true. But he liked his money, too, and didn't want to miss anything that was due him. So, after setting up the "self-serve" locations, Great Grandpa Bob went around handing out "W-2, 1099 or K-1 Rider Reporting Forms" to every other business in town. The forms-- accompanied by notices that if Bob didn't get his rent from someone riding a bicycle in connection with any business, he would sue the company involved-- said:

Click here to enjoy the rest of this illuminating little parable

(...and if you want to see a liberating transformation take place THIS YEAR, forward this file to everyone in your address book.)

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You Can’t Fight Well When You Don’t Know What You’re Fighting About

If you are having an argument with the IRS or any other tax agency,

  • You are NOT being presumed to have made “corporate profit”.

  • You are NOT being alleged to have received “foreign income”.

  • You are NOT entangled in an invisible “adhesion contract”.

  • You are NOT being obligated by a law whose subject is never identified.

You are being targeted because REAL EVIDENCE exists that YOU PERSONALLY HAD “INCOME” to which the revenue laws apply-- even though that evidence is almost certainly incorrect, and CAN be corrected.

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Do You Know What Happens When YOU Decide To "Let Someone Else Do It"?

NOTHING.

"I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. What I can do, I should do and, with the help of God, I will do."

-Everett Hale

(...and every other person who ever really deserved liberty)

 

"God grants liberty only to those who love it, and are always ready to guard and defend it."

-Daniel Webster

 

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Doing A Little High-Payoff Math

IF EACH PERSON receiving this newsletter each week distributed as few as 100 of any of the great outreach tools featured here to co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members (or just strangers on the street, in the mall, etc...), we could have SEVERAL MILLION new Americans suddenly introduced to the liberating truth about the tax!

Just like that! In one week!

C'mon, people, let's roll on this!

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

‑Dale Carnegie

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A Few Tips For Making Best Use Of This WebSite

USE THE SITE MAP!!!

USE THE SITE SEARCH!!!

When directed to a page by topic or link, read everything.

I know that this can mean the investment of a lot of time, attention and effort, but although some may imagine otherwise, I don't write as much as I do because I can't think of any other way to spend my time...

Furthermore, when you encounter a hyperlink within, or associated with, the text you are reading, follow it!

It is pretty common these days for web-based material to be littered with hyperlinks. Sometimes the purpose is to provide definitions or examples, in order to ensure that folks reading the original material aren't presented with a word or reference which they don't understand. Sometimes the links lead to illustrations pertinent to the original text.

It is common-- and perfectly understandable-- for folks who are confident that they are familiar with language or references within the main text they are reading to get in the habit of skipping over included links. I do it all the time, myself!

However, I very rarely include links for definitional or explanatory purposes; and when I DO make a link out of text in one page it is generally to another self-contained page, rather than merely illustrative material. These other pages contain material the clear understanding of which I deem highly important for the proper and complete understanding of the original page. (Links to CtC, the Victories pages, CtC Warriors and so on are obvious exceptions to this general rule. On the other hand, a link to the victory Highlights or 'Every Which Way But Loose' pages, which might seem like such exceptions, are not. The special selection of victories on those pages, and the filed docs and tax-agency correspondences included therewith, themselves constitute highly instructive material which merits careful attention. Thus care needs to be taken in all cases.)

Please make a habit of clicking on all provided links and at least looking briefly to ensure that the linked page is one with which you are completely familiar from another study session.

Finally, please keep in mind that, annoying though it may seem at first blush (but not, I trust, upon reflection), I constantly tweak material already posted. Obviously this doesn't mean that every page is in flux at all times, but it does mean that if you are directed to a page that IS familiar, it's worthwhile to read it through again if it's been a while since your last having done so.

Selected Features From Recent Editions:

A Salute To Three True American Heroes

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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A Salute To Three MORE True American Heroes

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Other Voices: 'What Happened to the Land of the Free?'

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The Current State Of The Covid-19 "Crisis"

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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Another Characteristically Law-Defying Ruling By The Sixth Circuit

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Other Voices: 'Trump Should Sign An America First Stimulus Plan'

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Victories To Chase Away The "Lockdown" Blues!

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The Hysteria Supplement-- Updated!

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An Especially Important Anniversary This Week

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Other Voices: 'Bill Gates Crosses The Digital Rubicon...'

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A Clarification

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The Hysteria Supplement

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Why Did Everyone Miss The Very Shiny Pearl I Tossed Out Last Week?

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Other Voices: 'Punishing America's Enemies'

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April 4, In Manchester, NH! Be There!!

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The First 2019 Victories Are Posted!

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Celebrating The Irish

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A Few Calming Stats On Covid-19

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BREAKING NEWS: A Cure For Covid-19 Has Apparently Been Found

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A Testimonial Video Taking A Novel Tack

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Other Voices: 'Where's The Liberal Outrage Over Tulsi?'

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A Great New Video

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Tom Bottaro's Engaging 'Truth In Ten Segments' Paper Has Been Upgraded

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Other Voices: 'Mike Pompeo's Latest Delusions'

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Time To Post A Few More Victories!

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On Shrinking Leviathan

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Other Voices: 'The New Totalitarians'

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Food For Thought

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Darryl Cooper Shares Around The Empowerment He Has Found

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An Outstanding Supreme Court Petition

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A Harmless Payment Statement

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Other Voices: 'The Establishment Doesn't Fear Trump, And It Doesn't Fear Bernie. It Fears You.'

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A Great Opening Victory For 2020

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Other Voices:

How To Avoid Swallowing War Propaganda; On "Normal" In A Nation-State; and Who's To Blame For Flight 752?

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So, What Do You Think? Is It Getting Serious Enough Yet?

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A Great New Video Sharing A Lot Of Inspiration And A Fistful Of Victories

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Other Voices: '2020 Vision... US Opens New Year With Act Of War'

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So. It's "Tea Party" Day...

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What I Want For Christmas

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A Few Words About The Brilliance Of The Founders

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Other Voices: '5 Infuriating Takeaways From The 'Afghanistan Papers'

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How We Get To Real Victory-- An Outstanding State Group Shows The Way

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Another Fine Victory For An Excellent Warrior Couple

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Keep Your Eyes Clear

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Other Voices: 'Media Looks Away As House Approves Warrantless Spying'

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Only One Thing Can Prevent CtC's Revelations From Crushing Leviathan

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Have You Encountered A Commentary (Or Commentator) Criticizing US Involvement In Ukraine (Or In Bolivia; Or Its Abuse Of Julian Assange; Or...)?

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A Nice Story From An Old Email And From A New One

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Regarding The Power Of Impeachment

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Other Voices: 'The Blob: Still Chasing After Pax Americana'

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So, You're A "Tax Professional" And You Come Face-To-Face With The Truth...

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A Few Words About Hypocrites For Assange

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Other Voices: 'Wikileaks Exposes OPCW Falsifications Of Evidence'

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A Victory Post By Special Request

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Some Further Comments On The 'Kestin' Ruling

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Steven Miranda Shares Victories And Inspiring Words

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Snowden Is The Man... But He's Wrong

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The Art Of The Squirrel

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Overcoming The Roadblocks To Getting A Real Person On The Phone At The IRS

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Other Voices: 'Impeach All The Presidents'

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Remember 'War Games'?

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An Especially Pleasing Victory

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Steve Stackelhouse On Learning And Using The Liberating Truth

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Dealing With "Frivolous" Threats

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Bringing The Cleansing Storm

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A Great Set Of Victories-- With A Message

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Fake "Fake List" FRP Hoax Assaults

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Another Criminal Practice By The IRS

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

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Why CtC Is The Only Remedy To Leviathan

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Thwarting Judicial Corruption With 'Constitutional Avoidance' Doctrine

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Why Congress Will Never "Just Pass A Law" Enacting The "Ignorance Tax"

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See Prior Editions In Their Entirety:

Newsletter Archives

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Get All Newsletters As They Are Published:

Newsletter Delivery Options

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BTW, Don't Miss These Items Of Interest:

Regarding State Group Membership

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The Educated American's Tax Filing Flow Chart

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Why Are You Not Doing This?

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Project Paradigm-Shift

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

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A "Pragmatic" Perspective On The Tax And The Rule Of Law

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And Hey! Don't miss the great stuff in the main page of this edition!

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You can't understand the present if you don't understand the past...

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 25- In 1787, the convention called to revise the Articles of Confederation-- primarily by authorizing the federal creation to claim a piece of the action when its property, powers and privileges were profitably exploited (duties, excises and tariffs), to impose apportioned taxes on the states, and to regulate the commerce of state governments with each other, with foreign nations and with the Indian tribes-- begins.  In 1837, Quebec revolts against British rule.  In 1961, John F. Kennedy proposes landing an American on the moon before the end of the decade.  In 1977, 'Star Wars', the first installment in a wildly-popular six-part story of rebellion against an arrogant imperialist Leviathan, is released.  In 2012, SpaceX's 'Dragon' becomes the first private spacecraft to reach the International Space Station.  In 2018, political prisoner Doreen Hendrickson, suffering her second prison imprisonment for refusing to swear to belief in the truth of government-serving false statements on orders of a federal court at the request of the Department of Justice (sic), is released.

Anniversaries of interest for each day of this week will be found throughout the newsletter mid-edition update below.

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The upgraded Fifteenth Edition of CtC Is Now Available!

Btw, a copy of CtC from anywhere except the link above may not be a current edition. CHECK. It matters. Also, there ARE no e-book, Kindle or .pdf versions of CtC. Don't get taken in by efforts to sell you-- or even give you for free-- any such thing.

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A Very Serious Question For Everyone

One that is very hazardously going unanswered...

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 26- In 1868, President Andrew Johnson escapes impeachment for allegedly disregarding a Congressional enactment (the Tenure of Office Act) by a single vote.  In 1879, the invading British military gained control of Afghanistan, formalized under the Treaty of Gandamak.  In 1896, Nicholas II, the last tsar of Russia, begins his reign.  In 1927, Ford ceases production of the Model T.  In 2004, the New York Time publicly admits to contributing to Bush administration lies about Iraq being in possession of "weapons of mass destruction".

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A Wise Warrior With An Uplifting Message

DON LA VIGNE, a long-time warrior and real American grown-up, shares a nice and inspiring testimonial on what CtC has done for him for over nine years now:

"Like a muddied stream or a polluted fountain is the righteous man who gives way before the wicked."

-Proverbs 25:26

 

"A nation of sheep begets a government of wolves."

-Edward R. Murrow

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 27- In 1933, the Federal Securities Act, requiring securities sold in interstate (state-to-state) commerce to be registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission, is enacted.  In 1935, the United States Supreme Court unanimously declares the "New Deal" "National Industrial Recovery Act" unconstitutional.  In 1997, the same court rules that Paula Jones can pursue her sexual harassment suit against President Bill Clinton while he is in office.

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See Who's Been Lying About The Tax

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How Do You Know When The State Is Lying?

An old joke, but in regard to this deceiver, not a laughing matter at all.

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 28- In 1503, James IV of Scotland and Margaret Tudor of England are married and a "Treaty of Everlasting Peace" between the two countries is executed.  The peace lasts ten years.  In 1774, the first American Continental Congress convenes.  In 1930, the Chrysler Building-- then the tallest in the world-- opens in New York City.  In 1934, the first quintuplets who will go on to survive infancy are born to Oliva and Elzire Dionne.  In 1952, the right of women to vote is recognized in Greece.  In 1964, the Palestine Liberation Organization is formed.  In 1996, Hillary Clinton's "Whitewater" business partners-- James and Susan McDougall and Arkansas Governor Jim Guy Tucker-- are convicted of fraud.  In 2012, the rampant infection of Iranian computers with the joint Israeli-US malware cyberweapon 'Flame' was announced.

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““When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.

-Abraham Kuyper

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Assessing The Damage From The Misapplication Of The Income Tax

Man, are young Americans getting ripped off...!

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them, and these will continue till they have been resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress."

-Frederick Douglass

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A Michigan Version Of The "Watching The Watchmen" Amendment Has Been Proposed

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 29-  In 1660, after the death of Cromwell, the English monarchy is restored with the enthronement of Charles II.  In 1736, Patrick Henry is born.  In 1790, Rhode Island becomes the 13th of the several states to ratify the current United States Constitution.  In 1848, Wisconsin is admitted to the union as the 30th of the several states.  In 1913, Stravinski's 'Le Sacre du Printemps' premiers in Paris and provokes a riot.  In 1953, Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay reach the summit of Mt. Everest.  In 1954, the first "Bilderberg Conference" begins.

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Poisonous Pieties

Now click here to learn the truth about the myths that have kept you from knowing the truth about the income tax

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Trolls Against The Truth: A Dis-Information Campaign

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A Few Good Folks With Good and Important Things To Say:

Find this film on YouTube at youtu.be/K0CYo57I3ks

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WANTED! Your Article!!

Sharpen those quills, people!

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Why Aren't People Suing?

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Give Yourself A 30% Raise: A New Flyer

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The Crime of the Misapplied Income Tax

Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 30- In 1431, Joan of Arc is burned at the stake as a heretic.  In 1539, de Soto lands in Tampa Bay.  In 1854, Kansas and Nebraska are organized as United States territories, a first step toward eventually becoming two of the several American states.  In 1859, "Big Ben" sounds the hour for the first time.  In 1911, the first Indianapolis 500 ends, with Ray Harroun taking first place in his 'Marmon Wasp'.  In 1989, Chinese student protestors unveil the 33-foot-tall "Goddess of Democracy" statue in Tiananmen Square.

There IS "A Law" By Which You Can Be Made Liable, And This Is How It Works

Now Learn How To Be Master Of The Situation

See the Proof

Photographed on 1-70 in Missouri. America is waking up.

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Test Your "Income" Tax IQ!

CtC WARRIOR SanDiegoScott has put together a great little 20-question quiz to test your knowledge of the law regarding the United States "income" tax. Test yourself, test your friends and family! Test your accountant and tax attorney, and help them learn the liberating truth!!

Click here to take the test

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CtC Videos And Audio Resources

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"Never must thou take up a false cry, or join hands with the guilty by giving false witness in their favor. Never must thou follow with the crowd in doing wrong, or be swayed by many voices so as to give false judgment; even pity for the poor must not sway thee when judgment is to be given."

-Ex-Exodus 23:1-3

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Illuminating anniversaries of this week:

May 31- In 1279 B.C., Rameses the Great becomes Pharaoh of Egypt.  In 1678 Lady Godiva tours Coventry in the buff as a protest against oppressive taxation.  In 1775, North Carolina adopts the Mecklenburg Resolution, an act of nullification that declared all British authority void within the limits of the state.  In 1889, 20 million tons of water flooded Johnstown, Pennsylvania after a dam collapse, killing more than 2,000 and destroying much of the town.  Unhindered by federal interference or dependency, the citizenry quickly recovered and rebuilt.

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"Those who will not reason, are bigots; those who cannot, are fools; and those who dare not, are slaves."

-George Gordon (Lord) Byron